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Donegan had 31 UK Top 30 single hits24 being successive and three at number one. He was the first British male singer with two US Top 10 hits. Inhe moved with his family to East Ham in East London. Ambrose College. Donegan married three times. He had two daughters Fiona and Corrina by his first wife, Maureen Tyler divorceda son and a daughter Anthony and Juanita by his second wife, Jill Westlake divorcedand three sons Peter, David and Andrew  by his third wife, Sharon, whom he married in Peter Donegan is also a singer and a musician.
Donegan died on 3 Novemberat age 71, after a heart attack in Market DeepingLincolnshire mid-way through a UK tour,  and before he was due to perform at a memorial concert for George Harrison with the Rolling Stones.
He had cardiac problems since the s and had several heart attacks. As a child growing up in the early s Donegan listened mostly to swing jazz and vocal acts, and became interested in the guitar.
Donegan first played in a major band after Chris Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On The Bedpost Overnight - Various - The Fabulous 50s heard that he was a good banjo player and, on a train, asked him to audition. Donegan had never played the banjo but he bought one for the audition and succeeded more on personality than talent. A posting to Vienna brought him into contact with American troopsand access to US records and the American Forces Network radio station.
Inhe formed the Tony Donegan Jazzband, which played around London. He used the name at a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 2 June In cornetist Ken Colyer was imprisoned in New Orleans for a visa problem.
He returned to Britain and joined Chris Barber's band. They changed the name to Ken Colyer's Jazzmen and made its first public appearance on 11 April in Copenhagen. These were Donegan's first commercial recordings. He began playing with two other band members during the intervals, to provide what posters called a "skiffle" break, a name suggested by Ken Colyer's brother, Bill, after the Dan Burley Skiffle Group of the s.
With a washboardtea-chest bass and a cheap Spanish guitar, Donegan played folk and blues songs by artists such as Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie. He had left the Barber band, and by springsigned a recording contract with Pye. His next single "Lost John" reached No. The LP sold hundreds of thousands. He continued in the UK charts untilbefore succumbing to The Beatles and beat music.
Afterhe was a record producer for most of the decade at Pye Records. Among those he worked with was Justin Hayward. Banshee Beat - Animal Collective - Feels was unfashionable through the late s and s although his " I'll Never Fall in Love Again " was recorded by Tom Jones in and Elvis Presley inand he began to play the American cabaret circuit. A departure from his normal style was an a cappella recording of " The Party's Over [ citation needed When The Bible´s Right - The Train - Gentlemen Street ".
Donegan reunited with the original Chris Barber band for a concert in Croydon in June A bomb scare meant that the recording had to be finished in the studio, after an impromptu concert in the car park. He had his first heart attack in while in the United States and had quadruple bypass surgery. Byhe was making regular concert appearances again, and another album with Barber followed. InDonegan toured with Billie Jo Spearsand inhe made his theatrical debut in a revival of the musical Mr Cinders.
More concert tours followed, with a move from Florida to Spain. In he had further bypass surgery following another heart attack. Inthe Chris Barber band celebrated 40 years with a tour with both bands. Pat Halcox was still on trumpet a Basia - More Fire Than Flame he retained until July Donegan had a late renaissance when in he appeared on Van Morrison 's album The Skiffle Sessions — Live in Belfastan acclaimed album featuring Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On The Bedpost Overnight - Various - The Fabulous 50s singing with Morrison and Chris Barber, with Dodsferd / Necronoclast - Dodsferd / Necronoclast guest appearance by Dr John.
Donegan also appeared at Fairport Convention 's annual music festival on 9 August Peter Donegan started touring as his father's pianist when he was aged Mark Knopfler released a tribute to Donegan entitled "Donegan's Gone" on his album, Shangri-Laand said he was one of his greatest influences.
Subsequently, Peter Donegan formed a band to perform his father's material and has since linked with his father's band from the last 30 years with newcomer Eddie Masters on bass. They made an album together in entitled "Here We Go Again". Donegan's eldest son, Anthony, also formed his own band, as Lonnie Donegan Jnr. In "Class of '58" he describes a British entertainer who is either Donegan or a composite including him. Peter Sellers recorded Puttin' on the Smile featuring "Lenny Goonagain", who travels to the " Deep South " Rho² - Various - Sublime The Adolescence Brighton and finds an "obscure folk song hidden at the top of the American hit parade", re-records it and reaches number one in the UK.
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